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amenity

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noun ame·ni·ty \ə-ˈme-nə-tē, -ˈmē-\

Simple Definition of amenity

  • : something that makes life easier or more pleasant

Full Definition of amenity

plural ame·ni·ties

  1. 1 a :  the quality of being pleasant or agreeable b (1) :  the attractiveness and value of real estate or of a residential structure (2) :  a feature conducive to such attractiveness and value

  2. 2 usually plural :  something (as a conventional social gesture) that conduces to smoothness or pleasantness of social relationships <maintaining social amenities>

  3. 3 :  something that conduces to comfort, convenience, or enjoyment <hotels with modern amenities>

Examples of amenity

  1. The hotel has every amenity you could want.

  2. <an unhappy, bickering couple who, at least in public, observe all the amenities of polite behavior>



Origin of amenity

Middle English amenite, from Latin amoenitat-, amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with amenity




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